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Thu Jun 20, 2013, 05:30 PM

 

State of Conn disagrees that 406 of its bridges are structurally deficient; says it's only 331.



"Department of Transportation spokesman Kevin Nursick has responded by saying that a structurally deficient bridge is not an unsafe bridge.
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"Overall, Connecticut ranks 27th worst in the nation for the condition of bridges, according to (a report from Transportation For America). This year, 9.7% of all state bridges were deficient, a rate that is 4.1% worse from that of 2011.

http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2013/06/20/report-identifies-structurally-deficient-state-bridges/

Is there any good reason why some of the NSA spy-upon-all-Americans-money can't otherwise be put to good use by rebuilding America's infrastructure?

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Reply State of Conn disagrees that 406 of its bridges are structurally deficient; says it's only 331. (Original post)
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Chan790 Jun 2013 #1

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Thu Jun 20, 2013, 07:44 PM

1. Not particularly...

 

but the NSA spy-upon-all-Americans budget is not a large as people think it is either.

It comes nowhere close to being enough to fix the infrastructure problems of the US. Intel gathering is cheap; the largest portion of the invisible money goes to USDoD and the Armed Services not the alphabet-soup intelligence agencies. Where we need to start taking money for infrastructure and transit funding is energy-subsidies as they've been shown to not actually lower the consumer-price of energy even one cent. Why give Exxon and BP free money when they gouge consumers every chance they get and charge the maximum price they can?

Also, I have a slight problem with the way information was presented in that article...I guess 27[sup]th[/sup]-worst sounds more dramatic than 23[sup]rd[/sup]-best. CT is in the top-50% and they still choose to present the information from the bottom-up.

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